Did you guess correct? Daddy was coaching C. He told him to run all the way to the top because the rest of the kids were going to go for the closest eggs! Adorable…..YES! I honestly would have never thought of that but clearly daddy has had some egg hunt experience. It’s all about the strategy. Coppell, TX has some pretty good egg hunts. Games and jump houses are always a huge hit for C.
Just an update.
I’ve been absent. My computer got to the point where I couldn’t do anything without watching the pinwheel spin. Everything took FOREVER! I didn’t open my computer for maybe an entire week. Then I had this amazing idea that I would take it to the Apple store to see if they could help me with the problem. (Why I waited two weeks? I don’t know!) Apparently when your computer holds 150 gb (or whatever the abbreviation is) and you have 147 of that 150 used your computer has no space left. Like NONE! So that explains the endless pinwheel. I had to go out shopping for a new hard drive AND THEN….I put the new hard drive in myself. Then Max and I worked together to restore the OS and the backup from time machine. Honestly, so easy! Yay success for my beloved mac book.
Spring break treated us well. C had a surprise visit from his D! He was spoiled rotten for 5ish days.
C is trying to convince me to do rock paper scissors if he wins he chooses how many handwriting pages, I win and he does the two that I told him to do. He negotiates every situation.
The only time he isn’t negotiating is when he is doing this.
However, it starts the minute he wakes up. Just five more minutes of sleep please?
It’s Spring Break!! I needed this week off! To re-coop. To find a purpose. I have been reading the breakout sessions that I purchased from clickin’ moms. I realize I have to shoot for me. I have to edit for me. I have to do what I want. This art is for me. It’s mine. I spend too much time perfecting it. Trying to do what others might think is perfect, all while forgetting that this is MY art. I have a few personal projects in my head that I would really like to start working on. I am going to shoot more for me. AND edit for me. Editing is something I really struggle with.I am putting out in public that I am going to do things different. Maybe that will force me to actually stick to it! Spring break is a great time to sit back. relax. and think about what path I am going to go down.
These are from the Dallas Zoo. We had a great afternoon there with the Dallas Mavs Kids Club. Best part it was FREE to get in!!! If you know me, you know I love free.
Carter loves math. He always wants us to come up with a really hard problem. I am so happy that he loves math! Spring break is next week, do you have your kiddos do a little work over break? I feel like he might get a little rusty if not!
We had so much fun at the Dallas Zoo today! Thank you Dallas Mavs Kids Club!!
Many more pictures to come!
I am experimenting shooting with different light Or maybe low light. I don’t know what it is really called. I am sure there is a technical name but I don’t want to go searching for it. I converted this to black and white and really love the end result. My boy loves reading books on the desktop.
In February 2011 I was just starting out into photography and found something called actions. They are a tool in photoshop that makes your picture look just like the example picture that the photographer who sells them shows you….WRONG! So really they are a tool used in post processing to give your image and artistic edit. I bought them and was obsessed…ran them on every single picture and thought they looked good.
But now I have spent countless hours in forums asking questions, watching you tube videos, going to workshops, and using eLearning tools from Clickin Moms. I have a better understanding of how to use actions. You see photography isn’t about a camera, a lens or an action. It is about being properly educated, doing research and asking questions. I decided to dig into my archives (which were a mess :: I will save that for a later post) and re-edit this picture to how I would do it now.
It was a feel good moment. I have been in a rut, like I feel like my skills aren’t as good as they “should” be. Looking at this I can clearly see that I have learned a lot. This makes me want to keep digging in to learn more!!
I know there are days when I wish I could go back to bed and start all over.
C needed to start all over yesterday. Extra snuggle time with his bear was just what he needed.
I used to spend so much time on Valentines. I was so worried what they looked like. I wanted my boy to have the ‘BEST’! I wanted to be one of those moms who make all the cool stuff of pinterest. The truth….I don’t have the time and that’s not really who I am OR what my boy wants.
What is the best?
The mama that lets her boy be himself. This year I let him do what he wanted. I cut out hearts and he signed his name and did some coloring. These are special. These are awesome. These are my boys!
Head on over to Kristin’s blog and check out some gorgeous snowstorm shots!
What do you do after school?
We usually eat a PB&J or a peanut butter and jelly burrito. The burrito is C’s invention. We have whole wheat tortillas and I put peanut butter and jelly on them. Then we do some reading and word work. C used to have HUGE meltdowns when I told him we were going to do our reading and word work. He just wanted to play. It wasn’t easy getting him to understand that it has to be done at some point before bed. We compromised with about 5 or 10 minutes of free time/eating time then learning time. I told him that if we get it done right away then he has the rest of the night to do whatever he wants! It’s been a success and it sure beats the meltdown.
I have taken this snack time to get my camera out and take some pictures of my boy. My goal is to document him at least 3 days a week. I was doing a 365 but it was horribly painful. It was random subjects. I prefer to shoot people. <--HA. I just laughed out loud. The 365 was through instagram so I take pics with my phone...and well I already snap every. single. picture. on my phone. I need to pick up my big camera and practice. So I decided to be realistic and capture my sweetness at least 3 days a week.
We are so fortunate that our some of our family made the trip to Dallas for the holidays. The holidays are always better when surrounded by family! We spent one of our days taking the trolley from Uptown Dallas to downtown. The trolley is FREE and soooo fun! When we got to Downtown Dallas it was so cold so we decided to go to the Dallas Museum of Art. Turned out to be a great place to stay warm! The museum was fun and had some interactive activities for the kids to do.
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